Love him or dislike him, Littlejohn does come up with some great stories!!
When I was at nursery school, we were due to perform a play about King Arthur and his Knights. My mum remembers making me a balsa wood sword and cardboard armour.
Unfortunately, by the time the parents arrived to watch the show, the set had been smashed to smithereens, the cardboard castle was in ruins and all that was left of our swords were the handles. It’s what boys do.
No one seems to have told Geraldine Shackleton, headmistress of St George’s Bickley Primary School, in Bromley, South London.
When she caught nine-year-old Kyron Bradley brandishing a ruler as a sword during a game of Knights and Dragons, she called the police. Where do they find these people?
But instead of telling her to get a grip, the Old Bill turned out and spoke to Kyron about his behaviour. Last week, Plod fired up the Quattro to deal with a teacher who was accused of ‘hate crime’ because she used the expression ‘special needs’. Now they’re responding to a report of a child playing Knights and Dragons with a ruler.
For heaven’s sake.
Just as well they had more sense when I was growing up, otherwise I’d have been dragged off to Chelmsford jail when I was three.
Mind how you go.